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takes us on a guided tour of recent history. it is a captivating portrait of the ordinary 'man from Missouri' who became an extraordinary figure in the Cold War world.
In a grand and immensely readable synthesis of historical, political, cultural, and economic analysis, a prize-winning historian depicts much more than a break with England.
This collection of stunningly beautiful poems encompasses the natural, human, and spiritual realms, and is bound together by the universal themes of time and mortality.
A successful Iowa farmer decides to divide his farm between his three daughters. When the youngest objects, she is cut out of his will. This sets off a chain of events that brings dark truths to light and explodes long-suppressed emotions.
An exploration of the economic, social, political, and strategic consequences of our world's reliance on oil, especially with regard to WWI and WWII. Pulitzer Prize winner.
Lewis Puller, the most decorated Marine ever, is a Vietnam vet who lost both legs and parts of both hands in the war. Here is his story.
One of America's leading authorities on Lincoln wades straight into this controversy, showing just who was jailed and why, even as he explores the whole range of Lincoln's constitutional policies.
Winner of the Pulitzer Prize, the Howells Medal, and the National Book Critics Circle Award In John Updike's fourth and final novel about Harry "Rabbit" Angstrom, the hero has acquired a Florida condo, a second grandchild, and a troubled,
A tour-de-force of psychoanalytic biography, this controversial book explores Pollock's Oedipal relationship with his mother and his latent homosexuality.
Drawing on the diaries of a midwife and healer in eighteenth-century Maine, this intimate history illuminates the medical practices, household economies, religious rivalries, and sexual mores of the New England frontier.
A Pulitzer Prize-winning, bestselling sensation, the Mambo Kings play an encore in this reissue timed for the Warner Brothers big-screen adaptation.
This book describes about the families engaged in cotton farming in Alabama during the period 1936 to 1986 in the eyes of a reporter and a photographer who visited the place after the Great Depression as a part of Farm Security Administration team.
After giving an engrossing account of Machiavelli's childhood and period of personal crisis that followed his imprisonment and torture, the book turns to an examination of The Prince. 1989 Pulitzer Prize for Biography.
Traces the history of the Philippines, discusses the influence of Spain and the United States, and looks at the problems facing the Philippines today.
These sometimes bizarre and often funny prose poems won the Pulitzer Prize for Poetry in 1990 for Simic, who was appointed Poet Laureate in 2007.
BONUS: This edition contains an excerpt from Anne Tyler's The Beginner's Goodbye.
Vann, a field advisor to the Army during the Vietnam War, told reporters, including the author, on what really was going on in the field. 1989 Pulitzer Prize winner for non-fiction.
The biography sensitive to the tragic pattern of a great subject: Oscar Wilde - psychologically and sexually complicated, enormously quotable, central to a alluring cultural world and someone whose life assumed an unbearably dramatic shape.
The first volume of a three book series on the civil rights movement during the 1950's and 60's.
Staring unflinchingly into the abyss of slavery, this spellbinding novel transforms history into a story as powerful as Exodus and as intimate as a lullaby.
Fascinating, well written story of people, history, science and how the atomic bomb came to be.
Thomas Wolfe, one of the giants of twentieth-century American fiction, is also one of the most misunderstood of our major novelists.
To American science, 1846 brought the Smithsonian Institution, the Yale Scientific School, and the arrival of Louis Agassiz; and 1876 brought the American Chemical Society and Johns Hopkins University.